I’m not ashamed to admit I’m an #instaddict. I think I probably check Instagram more often than Twitter, and I find it to be more interactive as thanks to the lack of hyperlinks in the comments there isn’t as much self promotion floating about. I’ve discovered some of my favourite bloggers and tweeters through it, and I use it as much as Pinterest for interior inspiration.
Recently I came across @so__laura and fell in love! Her instagram feed is pages of calm, and beautiful imagery. She showcases her house, crafting, and so much more and I love it! Laura’s recently taking up blogging and ‘We Made This Home‘ is just as inspiring as her photos, I really want to shout about her so I asked Laura a few questions and asked her to pick her 9 favourite instagrams snaps to give you an introduction to her…
Tell us abit about yourself…
I am a Graphic Designer, and lover of all things handmade and vintage. My husband and I got married and bought our little 2 bed 1930′s style (rundown) house 2 years ago and have spent a lot of time renovating it, we have got it to the blank canvas stage, for me this is all very exciting. I started my blog a couple of months ago to document the evolution of our house into a home.
What got you in to Instagram?
To begin with I used Instagram to improves my iphone photographs, I hadn’t realised it was a social networking site until some months later when some one commented on one of my pictures, it opened up a whole avenue of new experiences and I have connected with some wonderfully inspiring people.
I have become some what addicted to Instagram. I have found a network of people who I like to call my “IG friends”, who share there lives through imagery. It’s almost like we post pictures to show the world that we are grateful for what we have. We our proud of our crafts, our homes and our families, and it’s so nice to share the joys amongst people who have similar values.
What are your favourite things to ‘Instagram’?
I love to post pictures of my surroundings, at home and outdoors. If I see a beautiful sunrise early in the morning I like to capture it and wish every on a great day. I love photographing my home mainly because I’m proud of the journey we have taken to make it feel like home. My favourite filter is Nashville.
What are your favourite Instagram accounts?
I have many favourite Instagram accounts it is tough to narrow it down to just one so here are a couple:
@thecornerhouse for interior styling
@barberella for the way she captures little everyday moments like a walk along the beach or afternoon tea at a cafe.
@rising_dawn2004 and @rubyandbettysattic for friendship
But these are just 3 of my many favourites.
Any other iPhoneography Apps you love?
I use an app called Frametastic to put together collections of images, like ’9 favourite pictures from the past week’ or a collection of images that are all related to a particular colour or theme.
What has lead you to blogging?
I have read so many home and lifestyle blogs which have inspired me to start my own blog, I loved the idea of having a little piece of the web that I can call my own to share my thoughts and ideas and connect with fellow bloggers.
How would you describe your blog to a new reader?
My blog is a little bit organic at the moment, I have only just started posting so I’m still finding my feet. It is essentially a home and lifestyle blog that documents the goings on as we make our house a home. I am having so much fun with final stages of renovation that I want to share it with any one who is interested and it will be a great personal document to look back on in years to come as we see how much the house will have changed. I shall also be sharing my crafts and baking projects too because I feel they are also things that makes a house a home.
Favourite blog post so far?
My favourite post so far is my bunting tutorial, I absolutely love bunting to brighten up a shelf or a corner of the room, especially as we have lots of DIY going on in our house at the moment . I was really pleased with the outcome of the project and I quite like the pictures too.
And finally… Some blog recommendations please!
I read an article about Cherry Menlove in a magazine a couple of years ago, I was really drawn to the photography of her home, it looked so cozy and inviting, from there I found her blog and have followed her ever since. I also love yvestown.com
she has a fantastic interior style and her colour schemes are so pretty.
You can find Laura here…